Saturday, August 16, 2014

Merry Monday



When I saw the Merry Monday challenge included using plaid ribbon, I knew I had to get a card made.  I have trouble using ribbons that aren't totally plain & wanted to finally use some of this piece I bought who knows when. It does help to pull out the ribbon first & match the inks & papers to it.  I ended up using products from 3 of the companies I was first introduced to when I began stamping & still love today: Hero Arts--branch, DeNami--pine cone, Penny Black--word die.  
My inks are Memento Olive Grove & Espresso Truffle. I used my Gelly Roll Clear Star pen on the needles & Frosted Lace Stickles on the pine cones. Due to the difference in time zones, think I get to add this at Pixies Snippets Playground since all the cardstock came from my scrap boxes.  A simple traditional card, but it's a look I like. Thanks for your visit--I always appreciate it.

34 comments:

Nancy said...

Beautiful Greta! I love the way you used the stamps together. That HA branch is one of my favs!

Di said...

Hi Greta!

Oh wow, I love this card. Pine cones and plaid - so very Christmassy and beautifully designed and made. Just perfect for the Merry Monday Challenge and I'm delighted to see you want to bring it to the Playground. The gates will creak open just six minutes from now - it's almost midnight here and I'm about to open up before going to bed :)

Hugs, Di xx ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

artful-notions said...

Greta this is soft and Christmassy. Love the contemporary feel!

scrappymo! said...

Very hip and upbeat Christmas card. Love those companies too. especially that Penny Black Merrry!

I bet the shimmer IRL is outstanding.

Bonnie said...

The pine and cones look like they would come from the same set! Great job of matching them up! And I love that plaid ribbon! Such pretty colors! Thanks, Greta, for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Lisa said...

You can't go wrong with pine cones and plaid ribbon! This is just lovely Greta. The pine branch looks like long soft white pine needles. Cute little bow too!

Debbie Henderson said...

Totally beautiful card Greta. Love how the pinecones flow from the ribbon. Thanks for playing Merry Monday with us this week!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the simplicity! So classic.

joy said...

Elegant, but understated. SO pretty for Christmas, Greta. Love this.

Mona Pendleton said...

Simply beautiful Greta! Lovin' the pine cones and gingham bow!

Rosemary said...

a beautiful and perfectly executed card, greta!

alexandra s.m. said...

A real beauty for sure Greta!
Its simple elegance melts my heart.

Dawn Turley said...

just beautiful Greta. The ribbon makes it look very traditional.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your holiday card is amazing Greta!

Linda said...

Simply beautiful ..... the perfect festive look. Linda xx

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty, Greta! I love it. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Colleen said...

So elegant, Greta!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous CAS card Greta, I love this layout. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Wendy said...

Lovely card, Greta! Beautiful greens & pinecones! Love the diecut word and beautiful plaid bow! So glad you played along with us this week! :)

Irish Cherokee said...

Perfect Greta. Simplicity rules. The bow is wonderful. Nice. - Jim

Deepti said...

Love the tiny little ribbon knot :) such a sweet card !

Cat Craig said...

Oh that ribbon is such a perfectly sweet element. Perfectly designed my friend.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Greta. I love everything about it.

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Beautiful, simple and elegant.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!Love it!!!

Susan Joyce said...

Love your pretty plaid ribbon Greta and the clean and simple lines of your card, nice placement of your sentiment. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Kim Heggins said...

This is just beautiful Greta! I love your wonderful design, so clean and so gorgeous.

Martha said...

This is SO pretty, Greta! I love the design, the darling bow, and the fabulous die-cut sentiment! Well done!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very elegant Christmas card Greta, perfect for the festive season.

Warm hugs
Maarit

cm said...

Gorgeous and elegant, Greta~ the combination of the three stamps, and the ribbon is eye-catching and oh so festive! I'm loving that layout, and can visualize using it for other occasions. A ong floral stamp and different sentiment...how pretty would that be?? I'm on the search for some Penny Black stamps/dies, as I've been 'influenced' by Chaitali's interview (Iron Craft - at cuts, crops and creativity blog) with Jill Foster. Oh, to have a LSS...I'm becoming more reluctant to shop online (shipping costs being one drawback), because I want to see/touch what I'm buying. Any recommendation for PB stamps/dies - I'd love to know your go-to favourites (no rush...I'm saving pennies *grin*)
Hugs~c

~Tammy~ said...

So beautiful! I am crushing on that plaid ribbon! A perfect compliment to the pine cones!

Shirley said...

Who would think that a card would be so elegant with a plaid bow! The cones and pine branches are wonderful and the Merry has it for sure!

Jean Straw said...

I love the style of this card, the Hero Arts branch is lovely and you made the cones sit so perfectly. The pretty plaid bow sets it off nicely.
Jean x

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous. I love the pine cone stamp.
I was in our local craft store the other day and bought some lovely plaid tartan! Oops!
Hugs
xx